Robber baron or captain of industry?



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ROBBER BARON OR CAPTAIN OF INDUSTRY?
For review, list characteristics you associate with robber barons and captains of industry based on our discussions from last week. Also refer to these links first:
http://www.ushistory.org/us/36b.asp
http://www.ushistory.org/us/36c.asp
http://www.ushistory.org/us/36d.asp



  1. A Robber Baron is someone who:



  1. A Captain of Industry is someone who:

Select one person from the 19th Century and one from the 21st Century:


19th Century: Cornealius Vanderbilt, J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Leland Stanford, James B. Duke, Henry Clay Frick, Milton Hershey, Gustavas Swift, Henry Ford, Jay Gould, Jay Cooke
21st Century: Sam Walton, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Larry Page, Rupert Murdoch, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Ray Kroc, William Weldon, A.G. Lafley

My 19th Century person is ________________________________________________


He/she made their fortune in ____________________________________________

My 21st Century person is ________________________________________________

He/she made their fortune in ____________________________________________


Research Question:

Findings:

What events in his early life shaped his attitudes later?




How did he/she acquire his wealth?



What business strategies and management practices did he/she incorporate?




How did he/she treat their workers/employers?






How did he/she engage with their competition?

Would you say your person was a captain of industry or robber baron? Explain.





Did your person give away money to charities? Expand on this.




For your research, begin with ABC-CLIO database.

This can be accessed on the North Library webpage.

Go to American History database

Go to research list

Click on Captains of Industry/Robber Barons list

http://americanhistory.abc-clio.com/Tools/Details/28381
login: lions

password: lions



You can research additional websites for this assignment to research modern day capitalists.


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